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‘The Strain’ Finale: Carlton Cuse on Writing the ‘Fair and Right Ending’ and What He’s Learned Since ‘Lost’

‘The Strain’ Finale: Carlton Cuse on Writing the ‘Fair and Right Ending’ and What He’s Learned Since ‘Lost’
Carlton Cuse knows how to end a TV show. Before co-writing the last episode of Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s apocalyptic vampire story, “The Strain,” the showrunner and executive producer had already written four series finales. Four!

Read More:‘The Leftovers’ Creators Discuss Finale Reactions and Give a Few More Unexpected Answers

In 2000, Cuse penned “Final Conflict” Part 1 and Part 2 for the CBS action drama “Martial Law.” A year later, he wrote the ending to his breakthrough broadcast series, “Nash Bridges.” Then came the landmark finale of “Lost” in 2010 and, earlier this year, he dimmed the vacancy sign at the “Bates Motel” in a beautiful closing chapter.

Next up, as “The Strain” wraps up on Sunday, September 17, Cuse said he knew exactly how to end it.

“I think that to end a show, you have to really look at what your show is fundamentally about and then figure out your ending from that,
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‘The Strain’ Finale: Carlton Cuse on Writing the ‘Fair and Right Ending’ and What He’s Learned Since ‘Lost’

‘The Strain’ Finale: Carlton Cuse on Writing the ‘Fair and Right Ending’ and What He’s Learned Since ‘Lost’
Carlton Cuse knows how to end a TV show. Before co-writing the last episode of Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s apocalyptic vampire story, “The Strain,” the showrunner and executive producer had already written four series finales. Four!

Read More:‘The Leftovers’ Creators Discuss Finale Reactions and Give a Few More Unexpected Answers

In 2000, Cuse penned “Final Conflict” Part 1 and Part 2 for the CBS action drama “Martial Law.” A year later, he wrote the ending to his breakthrough broadcast series, “Nash Bridges.” Then came the landmark finale of “Lost” in 2010 and, earlier this year, he dimmed the vacancy sign at the “Bates Motel” in a beautiful closing chapter.

Next up, as “The Strain” wraps up on Sunday, September 17, Cuse said he knew exactly how to end it.

“I think that to end a show, you have to really look at what your show is fundamentally about and then figure out your ending from that,
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How Lake Bell’s Indie Filmmaking Career Turned Her Into a Leading Lady

How Lake Bell’s Indie Filmmaking Career Turned Her Into a Leading Lady
Sometimes, obsession is a good thing. Filmmaker and actress Lake Bell turned her inside knowledge (and affection) for her chosen industry into a pair of comedic features that lovingly unpack some of the weirder elements of filmmaking. Bell’s first trip behind the camera, the whipsmart voiceover comedy “In a World…,” was a hit when it bowed in competition at Sundance in January 2013, earning her the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for “its laugh-out-loud comedic moments, its memorably drawn characters, and its shrewd social commentary.”

Roadside Attractions opened the film in late summer to a nearly $3 million domestic take and strong reviews (the film still holds an enviable 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes). Bell was nominated for an Indie Spirit for her screenplay, and the film made the National Board of Review’s top 10 list of the year’s best indie films.

Her next feature, “I Do… Until I Don’t,” also
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Horror Haul: ‘It’ Box Office Predictions Continue to Rise; ‘Dead Snow 3’ Will Feature Zombie-Hitler

Howdy, folks! It’s Sunday, which means it’s time for the horror haul, our regular round-up and one-stop-shop for all things horror. This week in horror news, Andy Muschietti's It is on track to shatter box office records, the Stephen King adaptations keep rolling in with new Netflix release dates for Gerald's Game and 1922, Bruce Campbell snuffs out your dreams for Bubba Nosferatu, Eli Roth makes his commercial directorial debut with a Halloween Horror NIghts TV spot, and Tommy Wirkola teases Dead Snow 3 and Zombie-Hitler. Finally, there's also a campaign …
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Dead Snow 3 Still On The Cards As Tommy Wirkola Hints At Zombie Hitler

With the exception of Syfy’s bat-shit insane Sharknado series, few B-movies have achieved cult status as quickly as Tommy Wirkola’s Dead Snow.

First summoned to life in 2009, before the riotous Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead shuffled online five years later, fans have long wondered what the future holds for Wirkola’s undead series. Turns out it’s very bright indeed, as the writer-director is already plotting Dead Snow 3.

While doing the press rounds for his Noomi Rapace-starring Netflix sci-fi thriller, What Happened to Monday – similar to Orphan Black, it has the Swedish actor play multiple roles for an intense, mind-bending thrill ride – Tommy Wirkola sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the immediate future of Dead Snow, revealing that he hopes to begin shooting a third film “in a few years” replete with zombie Hitler.

Just so you know, if you’re a fan of the Dead Snows,
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Exc: Tommy Wirkola talks What Happened to Monday, Irredeemable & more!

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You might not know Norwegian filmmaker Tommy Wirkola's name by heart, but you've probably heard of some of the film’s he’s been a part of, such as the fun and gory Dead Snow films about Nazi zombies, as well as the way better than it had any right to be Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton. However his next film is What Happened To... Read More...
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Zombie Hitler Is Coming in Dead Snow 3

Zombie Hitler Is Coming in Dead Snow 3
With all of the talk of the alt-right movement and Nazis in the news, director Tommy Wirkola may have coincidentally picked the perfect time to announce one of his next movies. What better way to handle such a thing than the third installment of a franchise that sees humans fighting Nazi zombies? That's right. Wirkola has announced that he fully intends to make Dead Snow 3, and it is going to feature a zombie Hitler.

The Norwegian filmmaker is currently promoting his latest movie, the sci-fi thriller What Happened to Monday, which recently dropped on Netflix. While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Tommy Wirkola revealed that Dead Snow 3 is definitely in the cards, but it won't happen for a few years. After two previous movies showcasing Nazi zombies, he feels it's finally time to bring out the big guns and thaw out Adolf Hitler in zombie form. Here's what he had to say about it.
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Dead Snow 3 director says the new sequel will feature a Zombie-Hitler

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Sing it with me now! "I'm dreaming of a reich Christmas. Just like the ones I used to know." By a show of hands, who remembers director Tommy Wirkola's zombie horror film Dead Snow? The film debuted in 2009, and told the tale of a group of vacationing students who are forced to battle defrosted, undead Nazis. The film was then given a sequel in... Read More...
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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters director confirms TV series in development, will feature new cast

Back in 2015 it was rumoured that Paramount Pictures had scripted its plans for a sequel to Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, and was instead working on bringing the property to the small screen. Well, Tommy Wirkola, director of the original movie, has now confirmed that a TV series is in development, and will feature a new cast and new creatures.

“I will be involved in that whole process, and I will direct the pilot, so I think it’s very exciting, it’s an idea that really suits television, just the nature of it, in that world you can really go to a lot of different places and have fun with it, so it’s exciting, we’re writing a pilot right now and we’re having fun with it,” Wirkolo told Bloody Disgusting.

“It’s gonna be re-cast and it’s gonna be a little bit of a reset on that front,
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What Happened To Monday Netflix Review

In a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic "One Child Policy," seven identical sisters live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman (Glenn Close), enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman (Noomi Rapace). Taught by their grandfather (Willem Dafoe) who raised and named them - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - each can go outside once a week as their common identity, but are only free to be themselves in the prison of their own apartment. That is until, one day, Monday does not come home…

Cast: Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close

Director: Tommy Wirkola

Writers: Max Botkin & Kerry Williamson

Release Date: August 18, 2017

Producers: Raffaella De Laurentiis, Fabrice Gianfermi, Philippe Rousselet

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‘What Happened to Monday’ Review: Noomi Rapace Is Woman Times Seven in Sci-Fi Dystopia

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‘What Happened to Monday’ Review: Noomi Rapace Is Woman Times Seven in Sci-Fi Dystopia
“What Happened to Monday” is as much a title as it is a question about itself. Directed by Tommy Wirkola (“Dead Snow,” “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”), the Netflix original production lands somewhere in a creative middle ground. Part fugitives-on-the-run thriller, part post-apocalyptic familial drama, Wirkola’s latest is a perplexing amalgamation. Its identity is the absence of one. Set in a not too distant future where families are limited to one child, due to overpopulation, the story opens on the Settman household. After the passing of their father, Terence Settman (Willem Dafoe), a family of seven sisters (all played by.
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Netflix's What Happened to Monday Changed 1 Giant Detail So Noomi Rapace Could Star

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - days of the week, sure, but also cinema's latest female ass-kickers du jour in What Happened to Monday, Netflix's brutal, bloody sci-fi romp starring Noomi Rapace. The Swedish actress stars in the streaming network's dystopian action flick, out Aug. 18, as identical septuplets named after each day of the week. All seven sisters have grown up living in hiding thanks to the government's law restricting families to one child only due to overpopulation, so their grandfather (Willem Dafoe) allows them out of the house only on the day corresponding with their name. They're able to maintain one public identity through adulthood, until a government agency led by the steely Glenn Close picks up on the scam. Monday doesn't return home after her day out, and soon enough her sisters savagely work their way through a long line of agents (and end up
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Tommy Wirkola Describes ‘What Happened To Monday’ as a 1990s Paul Verhoeven Movie!

Tommy Wirkola Describes ‘What Happened To Monday’ as a 1990s Paul Verhoeven Movie!
Tommy Wirkola, the man who brought us such genre gems as Dead Snow and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, is back with a brand new Netflix sci-fi thriller called What Happened to Monday, starring Noomi Rapace. Told in the vein of a 1990s Paul Verhoeven movie, this film is set in a futuristic world where […]
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TV Imports: The Best Foreign Netflix Shows to Binge, Part 3

TV Imports: The Best Foreign Netflix Shows to Binge, Part 3
Even though Netflix has started to cancel its underperforming series in earnest, that doesn’t mean it lacks for programming. In fact, its slate of offerings is fuller than ever, which makes it difficult for viewers to choose when faced with an embarrassment of bingeable riches.

Netflix’s foreign series, however, rarely get promotion amidst all of the other American shows that have been produced. Although IndieWire has previously provided handy lists of foreign-language series a couple of times, including other imports, that is only a hint of all offerings available.

Read More:tv Imports: The Best Foreign Netflix Shows to Binge, Part 1

By now, you’ve already seen Brazil’s excellent dystopian series “3%” or the unforgettable “Chewing Gum” starring Michaela Coel, but what’s next? In an effort to continue helping viewers discover new or lesser-known foreign TV shows, we’ve compiled another list of those series worth bingeing below:
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Tommy Wirkola’s “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” TV Spinoff to Have New Creatures and Cast (Exclusive)

Tommy Wirkola’s “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” TV Spinoff to Have New Creatures and Cast (Exclusive)
Aside from his latest film What Happened to Monday hitting Netflix today, Dead Snow director Tommy Wirkola says he’s been busy the past six months working on a variety of projects – mainly, preparing Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters for the small screen. “I had an idea for the sequel story so I wrote the […]
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‘What Happened to Monday’ Director Tommy Wirkola on Transforming Noomi Rapace Into Septuplets [Interview]

‘What Happened to Monday’ Director Tommy Wirkola on Transforming Noomi Rapace Into Septuplets [Interview]
Netflix has another original movie premiere this weekend. What Happened to Monday stars Noomi Rapace, Noomi Rapace, Noomi Rapace, Noomi Rapace, Noomi Rapace, Noomi Rapace and Noomi Rapace as septuplets in a dystopian future with a single child limit. As a young girl (Clara Read), her father (Willem Dafoe) came up with a plan to […]

The post ‘What Happened to Monday’ Director Tommy Wirkola on Transforming Noomi Rapace Into Septuplets [Interview] appeared first on /Film.
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How ‘What Happened to Monday?’ Filmmaker Tommy Wirkola Made a Film About 7 Sisters With a Single Actress

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How ‘What Happened to Monday?’ Filmmaker Tommy Wirkola Made a Film About 7 Sisters With a Single Actress
Editor’s Note: This article is presented in partnership with Netflix’s original film “What Happened to Monday?” – now streaming on Netflix.

Although he’s best known to American audiences for his funny and gruesome spins on old-fashioned fairy tales that follow characters as wide-ranging as zombie Nazis (“Dead Snow”) and candy-seeking children (“Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”), Norwegian director Tommy Wirkola has some other tricks up his sleeve. With his “What Happened to Monday?,” Wirkola tackles high-concept sci-fi, thanks to an ambitious story that follows seven identical sisters (all played by Noomi Rapace) trapped in a future society that only allows just one child per household.

In the film, each sister is assigned a day of the week – and a matching name – in which they’re allowed out of their apartment (and the watchful eye of their surrogate dad, played by Willem Dafoe) for a little slice of living.
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